How might we make it more convenient for people to be exposed to diverse opinions on the news?
Core User Task
Provide users with a way to conveniently and consistently engage with a diversity of news topics and opinions.
P1: Need Finding
The first step was attending events relating to our theme, "Bursting Echo Chambers in Social Media," gathering user interviews about what kind of product we would need to create. View our interview data here, and our presentation is here.
P2: Design & Lo-Fi Prototyping
Next was taking our interview studies and creating a How Might We (HMW) statement that encapsulated our findings and creating a lo-fi prototype based on the HMW.
P3: Dark Horse Prototype
Our next iteration was to design and implement a lo-fi prototype of a Dark Horse concept, accomplishing a similar core user task.
P4: Conceptual Use Study
We ran a comparison use study between our traditional and dark horse prototype, concluding our study by asking participants to fill out this survey to gather more data about our user experience.
P5: Re-Design & Implement a Working Prototype
Using the data collected from our conceptual use study, we defined a final prototype design concept, which became the starting point of PaperBoy.
Next, we took our MVP prototype to five external users and ran a more in-depth conceptual use study in order to find some more specific improvements to make on our design. Our users signed consent forms, our study data can be found here and here, and our presentation is here.
P7: Final Presentation
For the final presentation, we took our learnings from the evaluation and developed a final prototype of PaperBoy. We presented a demo of our prototype to our class, made a one-minute pitch with a promo video for the Jacobs demo, as well as a poster for our booth at the demo.